Münster University will be the leader of WP4- Understanding the stakeholder perspectives and advices to stakeholders, In addition, Münster University will co-operate with PIN on WP8 –Enabling Eco-System as well as performing the activities foreseen in all WPs

ANNETTE-ZIMMERAnnette Zimmer is a Professor of Social Policy and Comparative Politics at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Münster, Germany. She holds a doctoral degree in political science from the University of Heidelberg, and has a lecturer degree in political science from the University of Kassel, Germany. She was affiliated with the Program on Nonprofit-Organizations at Yale University, she also served as the DAAD Visting Professor of German and European Studies at the Centre for International Studies of the University of Toronto, Canada, and as a Visiting Researcher at the American Centre for Contemporary Germany Studies in Washington, D.C. Her teaching experience covers BA, Master and PhD-programs at universities in Germany (Kassel, Münster, Fankfurt), Canada (Toronto), the Netherlands (Twente), and France (Lille). Her research focuses on the topics such as civil society – government relationships as well as on the role and function of nonprofit organizations in selected policy fields.

STEPHANIE-BRAUERStephanie Bräuer holds a MA degree in Political Science and Chinese Studies. Currently, she is a research assistant and project coordinator for the German part of the European research project “EFESEIIS – Enabling the Flourishing and Evolution of Social Entrepreneurship for Innovative and Inclusive Societies”, at the Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster, Germany. She is an affiliate member of the DFG-sponsored Research Training Group Risk & East Asia, at the Institute for East Asian Studies (IN-EAST), at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Under the title “Women Social Organizations in the People´s Republic of China (PRC): New forms to initiate political opportunities? A case study of anti-domestic violence (ADV) organizations in Beijing” she is working on her dissertation thesis focusing on state-society relations in the PRC. Her research interests include third sector and state-society developments, social movements and domestic violence.

Katharina Obuch (1)Katharina Obuch is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Politics (GraSP) at the University of Münster and a doctoral fellow of Heinrich Böll Stiftung. She studied Political Science, English and Romance Philology at the University of Münster. She worked as a researcher in a project on “Gender Relations in Authoritarian Regimes” (2013-2015) at the Center for European Gender Studies (ZEUGS). Her research interests include civil society, gender relations and democratization with a focus on Latin American countries.


BodyPartChristina Grabbe graduated in 2015 with a double bachelor degree in Public Administration and European Studies from the University of Münster and the University of Twente in the Netherlands. In her thesis she dealt with the environment of social enterprises in Germany. Furthermore, she did a minor in International Management and Exploration during which she conducted research on innovation management in Japan. Since October 2015, she has been enrolled in a Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Münster.